Wireless Industry Canada

Why A Wireless Company Is Suing Industry Canada For $1.2 Billion

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - One of the financial backers of wireless startup Mobilicity has filed a lawsuit against the federal government, seeking $1.2 billion in dama...

CRTC: 'Clear Instances Of Unjust Discrimination' By Rogers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Wireless carriers in Canada have been banned from imposing exclusivity conditions in contracts that forced smaller firms to use more expensiv...

What A 4th Major Wireless Company Would Mean To Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Greater competition in the tightly-controlled mobile wireless market could result in savings of about $1 billion a year for consumers and the...

Tories Bail Back Into Wireless War

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Federal lawyers are suiting up for a legal battle over whether a new code of conduct should be retroactively applied to the country's wireles...

Ottawa Threatens To Cut Telus Out Of Wireless Auction

The Globe and Mail | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada Business

The Conservative government is prepared to cut Telus Corp. out of a valuable auction of cellular frequencies if the big wireless player doesn’t aban...

Wireless Company's Customers All Being Forced To Get New Phones

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Business

If Public Mobile’s 220,000 customers haven’t yet noticed any impact from the company being bought out by telecom giant Telus, they will soon. T...

This Wireless Carrier Is 'All But Dead'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Business

A prominent analyst has declared Wind Mobile “all but dead” after its parent company wrote off its entire investment in the wireless carrier. W...

Sunny Freeman

Budget Could Have Huge, Unhappy Surprise For Big Telecom

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Business

The Conservative government may make good on promises to overhaul the country’s telecom laws to reduce the amount small carriers have to pay to the ...

Telus Deal Approved

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's Competition Bureau has approved the purchase of wireless startup Public Mobile and its spectrum by Telus Corp. (TSX:T), one of the i...

Daniel Tencer

Is Tories' Wireless Plan Destined To Fail?

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Business

Poor customer service. Hidden fees and charges. People being charged for wireless services after cancelling them. Fluctuating charges from month to mo...

Sunny Freeman

Relying On Wireless During The Ice Storm? You May Want To Rethink That

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

The ice storm that slammed central Canada has left hundreds of thousands of residents in Ontario, New Brunswick and Quebec without power, and for many...

Moore To Wireless Companies: Use It Or Lose It

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Telecom companies hoarding airwaves that could be used to provide more high-speed Internet service to rural Canadians have been given a warning by the...

Wireless Companies Get OK To Challenge Consumer-Friendly Code

CP | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL – Canada’s major telecom companies have been given the go-ahead by the Federal Court of Appeal to challenge part of the CRTC’s new wire...

Look How Far Tories Are Going In Wireless War

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Business

It’s not every day that Industry Canada goes on a campaign against a major industry. And it’s certainly not every day that it happens under a Cons...

Wireless Firms Give Ottawa Ability To Monitor Calls

CBC | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada Business

Wireless carriers in Canada, including those bidding on a block of prime spectrum tomorrow, must agree to allow police and Canadian securities agencie...

3 Foreign Telcos Eyed Canada: Report

BNN | Posted 11.14.2013 | Canada Business

At least three foreign telcos aside from Verizon have looked at bidding for wireless spectrum in Canada, a source close to the situation tells BNN. ...

Rogers' New Boss Will Have To 'Make Peace With Government'

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada Business

Rogers Communications, one of Canada's largest communications and media companies, has named the head of Vodaphone U.K. as its new CEO - keen to bring...

'Bring On' Foreign Competition, Bell CEO Says Now That Verizon's Out

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Foreign investment restrictions should be lifted for big telecom companies to allow the market to decide how many wireless competitors Canad...

Big Three's Oligopoly Stifling Economy, Tech Companies Say

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

Efforts by Canada’s Big Three wireless companies to maintain their dominant positions are likely to “stifle innovation and economic development in...

Verizon Loophole? What Verizon Loophole?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.29.2013 | Canada Business

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says there are no “special loopholes” in Canada’s wireless rules for large foreign companies like Verizon, wading ...

Just The Fear Of Verizon Has Big 3 Offering Better Deals

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Even though it has yet to confirm it is coming to Canada, Verizon is already having a major influence on the cellphone market here.Canadian...

Will Verizon Spy With Its Canadian Eye?

Dave Coles | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Business
Dave Coles

The Harper government needs to explain to Canadians how it intends to review and address national security concerns related to Verizon Communications' entry into this country's wireless market. Verizon has been deeply involved in the world's biggest ever spying scandal, as revealed by former CIA contractor Edward Snowden.

Not Even Verizon Can Break Big Three's Oligopoly: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Business

In the great wireless war, there are those who believe allowing Verizon into Canada would threaten Canadian jobs and introduce a misbehaving corporate...

Dear Mr. Harper, Don't Let Verizon into Canada

Ralph Nader | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada Business
Ralph Nader

Dear Prime Minister Stephen Harper: I read with interest that you are considering allowing Verizon Communications to operate Canada with unique acquisition rights. Bad idea. Why would you allow one of our country's most aggressive tax dodgers, a company with a track record of overtly ripping off our government, into your country?

Beware Verizon, Nader Warns Canada

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada Business

Consumers shouldn't expect a price war if U.S. telecom giant Verizon enters the Canadian cellphone market, says the CEO of Telus, one of the country's...